Nominated Senator Gloria Orwoba on Tuesday, February 14, matched in the senate wearing a pair of blood-stained trouser.
The female legislator claimed she was on her period, describing the stain as the result of “a natural accident” in a plan to demonstrate the ordeal young girls from poor backgrounds go through when experiencing their menstrual cycle.
Orwoba’s dressing code elicited sharp reactions from Kenyans and leaders who took to social media platforms criticizing her terming her dressing style as disrespectful.
As such, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) legislator on Thursday, February 16, said she was contemplating leaving social media pages over what she termed as ‘cyber bullying’.
In a report by the Standard, Orwoba said she had received some ‘nasty’ comments and was vilified for the act that may push her to quit Twitter.
“This thing of having thick skin is not for the faint-hearted. In fact, I am really contemplating leaving Twitter… that whole cyber-bullying has gotten to me. It’s intense and it gets to you,” Orwoba said.
During Tuesday’s plenary session, asked the speaker to rule on whether the senator had adhered to the house’s dress code, saying she found it uncomfortable and inappropriate.
“You don’t understand if she’s on the normal woman cycle or she’s faking it, and it is so indecent,” said Ms. Mutinda. She added there was a better way to raise this issue and this was not setting a good example to young women and girls.
As such, Senate Speaker Amason Kingi asked the senator to match out of the house.
In his defense, the Speaker said he kicked Orwoba out of the meeting in good faith since he sympathized with her situation.